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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-13-2003, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm wondering what if we strip the finish of Jem7DBK

Folks,

I don't have Jem7DBK, but what it will look like when we strip the finish? Is the texture still there or not? I know this is kind of crazy, but it just some how came up in my mind...
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-13-2003, 12:46 AM
 
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hmmm

i think you will find the texture IS the finish, that 'texture' is just very thick gloopy black paint by the looks of it, i dont think the body is sculpted or textured in any way. If it was, the price tag would be considerably higher...

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-13-2003, 08:46 AM
 
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you're right. I have a DBK and the texture is thick paint that has been slopped on. If you stripped the finish completely then the body would be flat, like a 'normal' guitar.
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yep, AFAIK that's right. the finish on the JEM90HAM is different - I believe they actually sandblasted the bodies on those, or something.

but yeah, I think if you sand down a DBK you'll have an ordinary JEM body - and no resale value. ;-)

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-13-2003, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys... I asked this coz I am thinking about customizing. It's good that it is just the paint. Since it is the cheapest Japanese jem, I can do it without worrying that much.
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I'd talk to Jeremy at LGM guitars about a refinish. Chandlers in Kew said that they thought the paint was basically an epoxy resin and miht prove resistant to sanding off. I don't know if anyone has tried it yet either?
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yep, AFAIK that's right. the finish on the JEM90HAM is different - I believe they actually sandblasted the bodies on those, or something.

--c.
I always wondered what was truly up with that since every nook and cranny on each one that I've seen was in exactly the same spot.

As for the DBK, if you want to vary it slightly, call it an asphalt finish and just paint two parallel yellow lines down the middle. OK, OK that's a horrible idea.

Mike 777

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-15-2003, 11:31 AM
 
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i'm pretty sure its sandable. there was a weird defect in the finish(kinda like a bubble) so i picked at it with a pick and the finish started coming off a bit. not a lot of course. it got discolored. i just put some sharpie on it and no one can tell. thats the great thing about this finish

would we be able to sand the finish down so its like a normal finish on a guitar? just so its flat black and smooth? and then put the clear coat over it. think that would look anygood?

i don't think i would actually do this(not myself of course) but i'm just curious. if i keep this guitar for a really long time, that finish is going to be really ugly.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-15-2003, 12:02 PM
 
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As for the DBK, if you want to vary it slightly, call it an asphalt finish and just paint two parallel yellow lines down the middle. OK, OK that's a horrible idea.

Mike 777 Haug
No, it's not. I think it would be kinda cool... for real, I mean that.
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As for the DBK, if you want to vary it slightly, call it an asphalt finish and just paint two parallel yellow lines down the middle.
LMAO>>>>>>>


Thats the funniest thing I ever read on this forum....
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-15-2003, 11:23 PM
 
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As for the DBK, if you want to vary it slightly, call it an asphalt finish and just paint two parallel yellow lines down the middle. OK, OK that's a horrible idea.

Mike 777 Haug

Hmmm... *strokes chin* Can you clearcoat over roadkill?
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